this is the best popcorn popper doesn't burn . pops evenly no kernels! made solid not cheaply made like some. I recommend this popper to anyone who loves popcorn-we use it every night and never disappoints!
I read all the reviews on this popper before I purchased it and saw a few negative remarks but then saw some feedback about it later that the company had improved on it, so I went ahead and purchased it. I love it, it is easy to clean and pops a nice bowl of popcorn, I eat it right out of the bowl it was popped in, all around this one is a good one.
OK, so this is actually the second Presto popper I bought. Why did I buy a second one? It makes great popcorn and is sold at a good price. The clear lid on the first one cracked BECAUSE I DROPPED IT OFF THE COUNTER ONTO THE FLOOR. My bad, but I kept popping with a fractured lid for about 8 months. When the duct tape couldn't hold it together anymore, I wasted no time in buying a replacement. I love this machine! My roommate begs me to make popcorn and now she's willing to make it on her own. The popcorn tastes so much better than microwave. I bought a third Presto as a gift for my brother and he loves his too! I'd recommend this for anyone who wants a machine at this price point.
I went last weekend to the store to buy some popcorn and a DVD, I wanted to relax for the weekend. Microwave popcorn just did not sound good for some reason. So my husband and I made our way over to these and the local store only had this and 1 model of hot air popper. It is true this one was more expensive, but it looked like it would work well, and I have used the hot air ones without much success in the past. We got this home, read the directions, set it up and were ready to go with just a few quick swipes of a wet papertowel. The popcorn comes out good (if you do not let it cook too long) and the fact that you can flip the lid over and use it as a bowl is pretty cool too. The downside is that the butter area does not melt that well, but for 30 dollars I was not really suprised. Also, the directions say to hand wash everything, and for those of us who really like to use our washing machine that is kind of a pain...but worth it for good popcorn. We have already used this a couple more times.
I purchased this product a few weeks ago. After the first use, I noticed a small hairline crack in the lid that originated from one of the vents. After the third use, this crack had spread to several other locations and was the full thickness of the lid. I was quite stunned. I hadn't dropped or abused the lid, only wiping it out with a paper towel after use. I plan to return the item, since at this rate, the lid will undoubtly become unusable. I haven't decided whether to exchange it for another one or not. It could be that this is a freak product failure, since I haven't seen any other reports of the lid cracking. Besides the lid, the popper has met all expectations. I couldn't recommend the product with a clear conscience just in case this is a more common failure that is simply not being reported.
I bought this two days ago and was real excited...I read all the review and still decided to try for my self...i looked over the product very thouroughly before i used it and not a scratch...after the first use cracks thru the whole lid, second use the next day and the top where the butter sits, half the plastic fell thru...i am def taking this back tomorrow and saving my money for a better quality one....do not buy
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